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BEIJING (AP) — The Latest from the world championships (all times local):


9:40 p.m.

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce became the first three-time world champion in the women's 100 meters, riding a lightning start to hold off Dafne Schippers on Monday.

Tori Bowie of the United States took bronze.

Already a two-time Olympic champion over the distance, Fraser-Pryce added another world gold in 10.76 seconds, her right arm and her index finger aloft as she crossed the line.

Schippers set her second Dutch record of the day in 10.81. Bowie crossed in 10.86.


9:30 p.m.

Ezekiel Kemboi continued his dominance of the 3,000-meter steeplechase by winning his fourth straight world championship title and extending Kenya's run in the event.

Kenya continues to be a barrier to other countries winning medals.

The 33-year-old Kemboi, a two-time Olympic champion and also a three-time silver medalist at the worlds, led a 1-2-3-4 finish for the Kenyans when he won in 8 minutes, 11.28 seconds.

Conseslus Kipruto, the 2013 world championship silver medalist, was second in 8:12.38 and Brimin Kiprop Kipruto took bronze in 8:12.54, holding off Jarirus Birech.

Daniel Huling was fifth, overhauling U.S. teammate Evan Jager on the last lap.


9:25 p.m.

Shawnacy Barber beat favorite Renaud Lavillenie and defending champion Raphael Holzdeppe to win his first world championship title in the pole vault.

The 21-year-old Canadian cleared 5.90 meters and didn't miss at his first four heights before fouling out at 6 meters. His father and coach, George Barber, competed at the first world championships in 1983 and was in the crowd to watch on Monday.

Holzdeppe took silver with 5.90 and Lavillenie finished with bronze, failing all three attempts at 5.90 after entering the competition at 5.80. Polish teammates Piotr Lisek and Pawel Wojciechowski shared bronze with Lavillenie.

Lavillenie is the Olympic champion and world-record holder and had cleared 6.05 during the season, but the world title continues to elude him.


9:20 p.m.

Vivian Cheruiyot of Kenya celebrated a comeback season after having a baby with the world title in the 10,000 meters Monday, beating Gelete Burka of Ethiopia.

In a tight finish behind the top two, Emily Infeld of the United States took bronze.

In a slow race on a hot night in the Bird's Nest, Cheruiyot crossed in 31 minutes, 41.31 seconds, .46 faster than Burka. Infeld took bronze 2.18 seconds behind, just edging American teammate Molly Huddle.

All the favorites stayed together right up to the last lap and Cheruiyot only put in her finishing kick with about 200 meters to go.


9:05 p.m.

Looking for Americans in the women's 100-meter final? Won't have to look long.

Tori Bowie was the only U.S. woman to make it to the final eight.

English Gardner finished sixth in her heat, and Jasmine Todd finished eighth. Both had run top-10 times this season.

Todd didn't sound too upset, saying the 100 was a good experience. And besides, she's still got some work to do. The 21-year-old Todd is in the U.S. relay pool and also qualified for the long jump, which takes place Thursday.


8:55 p.m.

Caterine Ibarguen of Colombia extended her unbeaten run to 29 events and retained her world championship triple jump title with a winning leap of 14.90 meters.

The Olympic silver medalist hasn't been beaten since losing to Olga Rypakova at the London Olympics on Aug. 5, 2012.

Hanna Knyazyeva-Minenko of Israel, who placed fourth at the 2012 Olympics and sixth at the last worlds, earned a medal with a national record of 14.78 on her second attempt.

Rypakova, who is from Kazakstan, took the bronze medal at 14.77.


8:30 p.m.

Isaac Makwala of Botswana led all qualifiers into the final of the 400 meters, clocking 44.11 seconds to win the second of the semifinal heats and then dropping to the track to do a few pushups just to show he wasn't too tired.

Olympic champion Kirani James, the 2011 world champion, qualified next quickest in 44.16, narrowly ahead of Lugelin Santos, who won Olympic silver and world championship bronze medals as a teenager, in a Dominica record 44.26.

Wayde van Niekerk of South Africa advanced with the fourth-fastest time, 44.31, winning the third semifinal heat just ahead of defending world champion and 2008 Olympic gold medalist Lashawn Merritt, who qualified in his season-best 44.34.


8:15 p.m.

If this were the world diving championships, Rolanda Bell might still be in the mix.

The steeplechase runner from Panama tripped over a barrier in Monday morning's qualifying round and landed head-first in the pit, with her legs sticking straight out of the water.

She was no worse for wear. After regaining her bearings and shaking it off, she got up and finished the race.

She didn't make it to the finals but may not have needed a shower afterward, either.


8 p.m.

If you heckle Justin Gatlin's mom, he will respond.

Standing on the podium just after receiving his 100-meter silver medal Monday at the world championships, Gatlin gestured toward a heckler who was bothering his mother in the stands. He scowled and pointed at the offender.

"I was like, 'Hey, chill out with that. Be a gentleman,'" Gatlin told The Associated Press.

Gatlin has been a controversial figure in the sport since his return from a four-year doping ban in 2010. After losing to Usain Bolt in a tight race the night before, Gatlin was asked over and over if he thought his loss was good for sprinting. There were some who portrayed his race with Bolt as "Good vs. Evil."

But this, he insisted, crossed the line.

"No one has to talk disrespectful to anybody," Gatlin said. "We're just here to run. They pay tickets to see us run. Let us run and do what we do."


7: 56 p.m.

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce eased into the final of the women's 100 meters at the world championships, giving Jamaica a good shot at a double in the marquee sprints.

Fraser-Pryce, already a two-time Olympic and world champion in the 100, is pushing to follow up on Jamaica teammate Usain Bolt's victory in the men's event on Sunday night.

She led qualifiers into Monday's final in 10.82 seconds.

Dafne Schippers ran a Netherlands record 10.83 to win the last of the semifinal heats and qualify second, with U.S. sprinter Tori Bowie third fastest in 10.87.


12:20 p.m.

Under a grand plan for medals, veteran American coach Randy Huntingdon has helped China qualify three men for the long jump final at the world championships.

Wang Jianan, who goes by the English name Eddie, led the trio in the preliminaries with a jump of 8.12 meters to advance in fourth place. Gao Xinglong and Li Jinzhe advanced in fifth and sixth spots.

China hired Huntingdon to train its team with the goal of earning medals at these world championships on home soil and at next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Huntingdon previously coached Willie Banks, the former triple jump world record holder, and is perhaps best known for helping Mike Powell break the nearly 23-year-old world record in the long jump at the 1991 world championships in Tokyo. Powell still holds the world mark.

Huntingdon said he sees potential in his Chinese jumpers.

"(Wang), along with Li, already run as fast as Mike Powell did in his prime. Eddie is really bright, a good student, and considering he and Li have both had hamstring issues this year they have both jumped well," Huntingdon told the IAAF's Spikes website.

Jeff Henderson of the United States was the top qualifier Monday at 8.36 meters, followed by Greg Rutherford of Britain and fellow American Mike Hartfield. Marquis Dendy missed out after fractionally overstepping for a foul on a big final attempt.


11 a.m.

The United States has crossed a barrier in Beijing — getting all six steeplechase runners into finals at the world championships.

Emma Coburn was the fastest of the American qualifiers in the women's 3,000 steeplechase — and seventh overall — when she advanced in 9 minutes, 27.19 seconds. Colleen Quigley and Stephanie Garcia qualified in 13th and 14th positions.

Evan Jager is hoping to win a medal in the men's final later Monday, something no U.S. steeplechase runner has ever done.

Jager, who will be up against a strong group of Kenyans, set a U.S. record of 8:00.45 last month. Other Americans in the men's final are Daniel Huling and Donald Cabral.

The USATF noted the achievement with a post on Twitter: "FIRST TIME EVER (hashtag)TEAMUSA HAS ADVANCED ALL 6 STEEPLERS TO FINALS. We're excited. Can you tell?"


10 a.m.

The final of the women's 100 meters is the highlight on Day 3 of the world championships on Monday, when five finals are on the program.

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will be bidding to defend her title and give Jamaica a double in the marquee sprints following Usain Bolt's win in the men's 100.

Fraser-Pryce and American sprinter Tori Bowie each ran 10.88 seconds in their heats.

Gold medals are up for grabs in the men's pole vault and 3,000-meter steeplechase, and the women's 10,000 and triple jump.

Action got under way on another blue sky day in Beijing in qualifying for the women's pole vault, discus throw and steeplechase.

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